North Wildwood Police will soon have a new leader at the top. Deputy Police Chief Matt Gallagher will become the new police chief effective May 1. Chief Robert Matteucci said Tuesday he would officially step down on that date. Matteucci first became a police officer for the city back in 1978. North Wildwood reorganized its police department at the beginning of the year setting up the transition from Matteucci to Gallagher.